Wednesday, 24 May 2017

An afternoon at Newbridge on Wye Primary School

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of attending Newbridge on Wye Primary School in order to help launch the start of an initiative to help the pupils get fitter, more healthy and active outside.  This was the launch of a scheme called The Daily Mile, which the children of Newbridge School will now perform between 9am and 9:15am everyday.

This will involve the children running, jogging and walking their way to a healthier lifestyle when they complete 13 laps of the school yard everyday. 

It was a massive honour for me to be invited to attend the launch alongside Welsh Government Minister Kirsty Williams and T47 international athlete Morgan Jones who actually attended Newbridge School when he was younger. Running is a sport that brings so many people together and it was so humbling to see all the children so enthusiastic and excited to run and to experience that enjoyment and sense of achievement together as a school. 

I would just like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to Newbridge Primary School for inviting me to attend. It will be an afternoon I remember for many years to come. I would also like to wish good luck to the pupils and staff of the school in finding and growing their passion for healthy activity together as I am sure they will do by running a mile everyday as a school community! 

You can watch the YouTube clip below by Jonathon Nash of Sport Powys to help you understand why the Daily Mile is such a great initiative for the children of the next generation to participate in. 

If you or your child has been inspired by this; why not bring your child along to the llandrindodlife children's running group, which meets at Llandrindod Wells Lake every Wednesday, 4-5pm. This is for children aged 8 and over and costs just £2 per child. It's a fun introduction into the sport with the aim of getting the children of the Llandrindod Wells community and beyond more active and healthy, just like the Daily Mile at Newbridge Primary School! If you would like some more information, please don't hesitate to contact me.

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